Potato in progress: Science meets practice

A.J. Haverkort (Editor), P.C. Struik (Editor)

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Abstract

The contributions in this book reflect the rapid developments both in the industry and in science. The nutritional aspects of the potato tuber are discussed as well as the volatile consumer moods in saturated or new markets. Latest developments in potato breeding and seed potato production are highlighted and these contributions underline how these potato sectors have been revolutionized. The present and future role of decision support systems in managing inputs of nitrogen and water and in managing pests (and thus in making potato production more sustainable) is described. Several innovations in technology development in potato production and storage are illustrated. Experts provide the latest news on crop protection, with a focus on developments in the control of the potato brown rot bacterium and late blight. Finally the trends in potato trade are described.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages366
ISBN (Print)9789076998848
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • solanum tuberosum
  • potatoes
  • crop production
  • plant protection
  • plant disorders
  • blight
  • plant breeding
  • storage
  • consumer preferences

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